Learn more about the first book in English on pregnancy, birth, and newborn care: The Byrth of Mankynde, 1540.
It’s difficult to make sure baby stays warm in the winter but imagine living in the arctic full time. Learn how the Inuit have combined baby carrier and coat to keep themselves and their babies warm.
So you’re an obstetrician in the early 20th century. You want to expand your practice to include all pregnancies and births, not just the high risk ones (but not those of black women, oh no!) So you gather up some sexist and racist drivel and viola! The Obstetrical Dilemma is born… and it’s killing women to this day.
Can an infant carrier stop your baby’s cry hole? Science says… probably not. But it might make you feel better.
Learn how the peoples of Indonesia incorporate their infant carriers into their postpartum traditions.
This work is part of my project, The Evolution of Babywearing, which explores the evolutionary origins of the infant carrier and how it has shaped humanity as we know it. Many moons ago at a family gathering, a relative was complaining about her baby’s fussing, “He won’t let me put […]